The Vikings-Bears Sunday Night Football line opened at -3 and the line has remained steady throughout the week favoring Chicago.
Sportsbook.com Line & Total: Chicago -3 (+105) & 41.5
Opening Line & Total: Bears -3 & 42.5
The Cowboys vs. Patriots line was coming in at -7 for the Pats after opening at -8 earlier in the week. 60 percent of those betting the spread were backing New England in this one.
Sportsbook.com Opening Line & Total: Pats -7 & 55.5
The Eagles-Redskins line was coming in at Philadelphia -1.5 for this Week 6 2011 regular season game. 70 percent of the betting public were backing the Eagles on the spread here.
Sportsbook.com Line & Total: Philadelphia -1.5 & 47
The Bills-Giants line remained steady at -3 with New York the favorite despite Buffalo’s impressive 4-1 record. We should note that Buffalo was getting around 90 percent of the money line action while getting around 60 percent of the spread action.
The Jaguars-Steelers line had dropped from -13 favoring Pittsburgh earlier in the week to -12 with 80 percent of those betting the spread backing the Steelers.
Be careful here as Jacksonville had won 4 of the previous 5 in this series dating back to 2005.
The Jaguars are 2-10 Against The Spread vs. a team with a winning record.
The Jaguars are 1-8 ATS in their last 9 road games vs. a team with a winning home record.
The Steelers are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 home games.
Probably one of the most anticipated games of the week, the 49ers-Lions point spread was now at -4 favoring Detroit with nearly 85 percent of the spread action on San Francisco. The line on this game initially opened at -5.
The Michigan Wolverines vs. Michigan State Spartans line was coming in at -2.5 in favor of the Spartans.
Sportsbook.com Line & Total: Michigan State -2.5 & 49
Opening Line & Total: MSU -3 & 49
No. 11 Michigan looks to run its record to 7-0 when it travels to East Lansing on Saturday to take on in-state rival Michigan State, ranked 23rd in the nation.
The Texans-Ravens spread had opened at -6.5 but since that time Gambling911.com has counted four different lines on this game, everything from -7 to -9. It is indeed a great middling opportunity, allowing one to bet both sides at two different books. Spread action had Baltimore getting around 65 percent of the backing at the -7.5 line.
Last year, Baltimore won in overtime by 6 points in Houston.
The Texans are 1-5 Against The Spread in their last 6 games as a road underdog.
The Ohio State vs. Illinois spread was listed at -3.5 in favor of the Buckeyes.
The Michigan vs. Michigan State spread opened at -3 and has since dipped to -1.5 in favor of the home team Spartans. 80 percent of those betting the spread on this game were backing the Wolverines, thus forcing the line down one-and-a-half-points.
The USC-California spread had moved up to -3.5 in favor of the visiting Trojans. This one had opened at -2.5. With nearly 80 percent of those betting the spread backing USC, this line could move up another half point or more.
USC has been winning against California since 2004 and they have covered 5 of the last 7 in this series.
The popular online sportsbook BetDSI.com has confirmed to Gambling911.com that it has paid out yet another massive parlay (ticket can be seen below).
“We had another big winner this past weekend as a guy hit a 12 team parlay risking $150 to win $150,000,” a BetDSI.com representative informed G911.
ESPN Magazine had a great little piece about how often folks from various sports sectors hear about betting odds and point spreads mentioned.
On a scale of 1 to 10, the respondents in the poker, NFL, NBA and International football (soccer) claimed to hear about the point spreads most often.
Poker pro Vanessa Rousso: “It’s our culture. Women are always underestimated and I get motivated when I see I’m at 75-1 (odds) in a field of 64 (to win the World Series of Poker)”.
The Packers-Falcons line has moved from -5 to -6 with Green Bay favored. 75 percent of those betting the spread were backing the undefeated Packers in this game.
Green Bay destroyed Atlanta in the Playoffs last year, eliminating them with a 48-21 victory. The rest is history as Green Bay went on to win the Super Bowl. Atlanta had won the previous two games in this series in 2010 and 2008, respectively.
The Bucs-49ers line has moved up to -3 in favor of San Francisco after opening at -1 earlier in the week. A little more than 55 percent of those betting the spread were backing Tampa Bay here.
Last year, the Bucs shut out San Francisco by a score of 21-0 on the road. This does not bode well for the 49ers as Tampa Bay is 15-5-1 Against The Spread in their last 21 road games.
The Buccaneers are 11-0 ATS in their last 11 road games vs. a team with a winning home record.
The Buccaneers are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games as an underdog.
Carrie Stroup here with your baseball betting preview for October 6, 2011, which includes the Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Milwaukee Brewers and St. Louis Cardinals vs. Philadelphia Flyers. Find all odds here.
ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS at MILWAUKEE BREWERS (Series tied 2-2)
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The Chiefs-Colts line opened at -1 and some books were pushing this up to -2.5 heading closer to the weekend. 75 percent of those betting the spread were backing Indianapolis.
Curtis Painter replaced Kerry Collins as quarterback, completing 13 of 30 passes for 281 yards and two touchdowns Monday, but he struggled in the fourth quarter, going 4 of 10 for 56 yards while getting sacked three times as the Buccaneers went ahead.